Orinoco River Entrance
The Orinoco is one of the longest rivers in South America at 2,140 km, (1,330 miles). Its drainage basin, sometimes called the Orinoquia (especially in Colombia) covers 880,000 km², 76.3% in Venezuela with the rest in Colombia. The Orinoco and its tributaries are the major transportation system for eastern and interior Venezuela and the llanos of Colombia.
Estado Delta Amacuro is situated at the Orinoco River delta. Here the Orinoco forms a wide delta that branches off into hundreds of rivers and waterways that flow through 41,000 km² of swampy forests. In the rainy season the Orinoco can swell to a breadth of 22 kilometres and a depth of 100 meters.
Things to See and Do
* Viewing wildlife
* Tropical rainforest
* Warao Indians
*Guenamorena Indian community
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Bolívar fuerte (VEF)
Language – Spanish
Population – 155,000 approx (Estado Delta Amacuro)
Land Area – 40,200 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 58
Port Location – There are ports located at Tucipita or Boca Uracoa.
Transport Links – If you are coming from Caracas or Margarita Island you can fly to Maturin or Puerto Ordaz. From there you can reach one of our ports (Tucupita or Boca Uracoa) by and transportation.
Margarita island can be accessed via flights from Del Caribe International General Santiago Marino Airport with service from several airlines.